Continuing her Seventies inspiration from resort, in which she took cues from vintage Yves Saint Laurent, Nili Lotan shifted her focus from Paris to the U.S. for spring, channeling the personal style of American music legends Joni Mitchell, Joan Baez, Patti Smith and Jane Birkin. “I think it’s so special that each one of these musicians had their own personal style; so free-spirited, so bohemian and so cool,” Lotan said.
That meant plenty of ruffled silk blouses, lace-up dresses and kimono tops in a moody palette of black and indigo, all embodying the relaxed, romantic vibe for which Lotan is known. Soft embroidered gypsy tops felt cool, not overly precious, when paired with Lotan’s military jackets and wide-legged sailor trousers. For one standout series of looks, Lotan drew inspiration from a photograph of three North African boys wearing traditional dresslike garb (she, too, wore a version of the look while growing up, called a jellabiya). Lotan’s version, seen in tunics, trousers and dresses, was done in cream cotton linen with blue stripes, capturing a subtle nautical vibe that could easily transition from the beach to a dinner party.